Chances of getting hepatitis C
after a single needle stick injury
are quite remote, but it can happen. you did well in oozing out the blood and washing the wound. anti Hep C antibodies
after an infection of hep c can be detected in 8 weeks time. or PCR for Hep C RNA
can detect the virus in blood within 1-2 weeks of infection. it is very difficult to detect acute Hep C infection as it's silent mostly. You should do your LFT's once monthly and go for ELISA for anti Hep C antibodies in 8 weeks times, to be repeated after every 8 weeks or earlier if your LFt's are deranged. however the test of Choice would be PCR.